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  • The Tridentby Jason Redman; John Bruning

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Decorated US Navy SEAL lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. He conducted over forty capture/kill missions with his men in Iraq, locating more than 120 al-Qaida insurgents. But his journey was not without supreme challenges?both... more...

  • Barriers to Democracyby Amaney A. Jamal

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Democracy-building efforts from the early 1990s on have funneled billions of dollars into nongovernmental organizations across the developing world, with the U.S. administration of George W. Bush leading the charge since 2001. But are many such "civil society" initiatives fatally flawed? Focusing on the Palestinian West Bank and the Arab world, Barriers... more...

  • The Arabsby Eugene Rogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings... more...

  • Storm from the Eastby Milton Viorst

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    America?s engagement with the Arab world stretches back far beyond the Iraq wars. According to Milton Viorst, the current conflict is simply the latest round in a 1,400-year struggle between Christianity and Islam, in which the United States became a participant only in the last century. Today, the Bush Doctrine aims to free the Arab peoples from... more...

  • From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Mapby Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In his final book, completed just before his death, Edward W. Said offers impassioned pleas for the beleaguered Palestinian cause from one of its most eloquent spokesmen. These essays, which originally appeared in Cairo?s Al-Ahram Weekly , London?s Al-Hayat , and the London Review of Books , take us from the Oslo Accords through the U.S. led invasion... more...

  • The Wars of the Jewsby Flavius Josephus

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    The book is about the history of the Jewish people and the reinstatement of the State of Israel. The author gives a detailed eye-witness description of the obliteration of Jerusalem. Not only does the writer describe about the hatred that existed between the Jews and the other people of the Middle East, he also presents an implicit explication of the... more...

  • The Great Social Laboratoryby Omnia El Shakry

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    This book charts the development of the social sciences?anthropology, human geography, and demography?in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production and its relationship to colonialist and nationalist ideologies. more...

  • Operation Peaceby Richard A. Gabriel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1984; US$ 8.99

    The first book about the 1982 war in Lebanon, Operation Peace for Galilee is based on hundreds of interviews with the soldiers of both sides, the guerrillas who fought in it, and the civilians caught in the middle. Much of the detail is drawn from in-depth conversations with the major Israeli commanders who planned and fought the battles. The... more...

  • Imagined Empiresby Zeinab Abul-Magd

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts modes of subaltern rebellion against the destructive policies of colonial intruders and collaborating local elites in the south of Egypt. ... more...

  • Islamic Law in Africaby J. Norman D. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    A survey of the extent to which Islamic law is applied in those parts of East and West Africa which were at one time under British administration. more...